(FT) CRO 3-5 SPA: Cesar Azipilicueta Scored Brilliant Header As Spain Defeat Croatia

Croatia have the taken against Spain in the European championships this evening through Pedri own goal.

The Barcelona midfielder’s howler back-pass to given the Croatia a deserved lead in 19th minutes of the game.

Spain, meanwhile, respond through Pablo Sarabia. The PSG attacking midfielder broken the deadlock in the 37th minutes of the game.

Cesar Azipilicueta, then scored a lovely header to put his side’s ahead of the host.

Ferran Torres, then delivered an excellent display to scored Spain’s third goal. The winger only had Gvuardiol to beat, cut beyond him, and stroked the ball under the keeper.

In the 85 minutes Croatia made it 3-2 as Modric weaving down the byline and cutting back, where several black shirts are on hand to turn it in. Budmir’s shot is cleared off the line – but Orsic forces the ball in.

In stoppage time Pasalic made it 3-3 as Orsic adds to his goal with a spectacular assist, crossing for Mario Pasalic, who heads emphatically into the far corner.

Morata, who faced abuse from Spanish fans for his misses during the group stage and squandered another fine opportunity in the first half, fired Spain back in front against the run of play 100 minutes with an angled drive.

The former Blues striker then released Dani Olmo to cross for Mikel Oyarzabal to score Spain’s fifth 103, and while Croatia continued fighting in the closing stages of extra-time, Spain this time held on to continue their bid for a third European Championship win after their triumphs in 2008 and 2012.

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